Beauty rules to swear by

We’re all guilty of playing on the dark side – but these 10 beauty commandments will ensure you’re beauty regimen is always golden!

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Thou shalt regularly wash your beauty brushes

Washing your makeup brushes at least once a week can prevent the development of acne or skin infections and reduces the amount of skin oils building up in your compact. Synthetic foundation and concealer brushes can be cleaned with regular face wash, while all your fluffy brushes and powder puffs can be cleaned with shampoo. Make sure you leave plenty of time for them to dry out before you try using them again – the last thing you want is lumpy powder.

Thou shalt get regular trims

Every six or so week’s just like the doctor ordered! The key to healthy hair is loyalty and regular trips to your hairdressers will keep those pesky split ends at bay – a good trim will keep your hair tidier and healthier.

Thou shalt indulge in a facemask

You don’t need to commit to these every other day, but using a hydrating sheet mask once a week will give your skin a moisture surge that will keep your skin glowing for days.

Thou shalt nourish from the inside out

It’s true ladies, good on the inside equals good on the outside. A diet rich in all your fruits, vegetables, protein, fibres, and healthy fats is exactly what you need to keep your skin, hair and nails healthy.

Thou shalt check your foundation shade as the seasons change

You might be white and pasty in winter, but come summer your skin develops a warmer glow. As such you should check your foundation shade as your complexion changes with the seasons to make sure you’re using the shade that’s right for you.

Thou shalt not use mascara that’s more than 3 months old

Mascara, like most other things, grows bacteria over time. Do you really want to put a bacteria filled mascara brush near your eye?

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Thou shalt try something new

You don’t own just one pair of shoes, so why would you restrict yourself to one type of lippie or eyeliner? Be bold and exciting by mixing your style up every now and again.

Thou shalt learn the art of smoky eyes

This is the number one requested makeup look and is sexy and sultry for any time of the day or night. Try lighter shades during the day and darker, bolder shades at night.

Thou shalt never compare oneself to anybody else

A healthier and happier you – a more beautiful you – isn’t dependent on anyone else. Love your own skin and forget about everybody else’s.

Thou shalt abolish all self-doubt

You are who you are and you should love that!

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